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McCarthy strikes out 10, leads A’s past Tigers 3-1

By Antonio Gonzalez OAKLAND — Brandon McCarthy matched a career high with 10 strikeouts after missing his last start with a sore right shoulder, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Saturday night. The A’s opening-day starter scattered four hits in seven innings to quiet fears of another serious injury setback. McCarthy […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Greek president in last-ditch coalition effort

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s president will meet with political party leaders Sunday in a last-ditch effort to broker a deal for a coalition government and avoid another general election. Karolos Papoulias took the step Saturday after socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos officially gave up the mandate to form a coalition government after three rounds of […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Na takes a 1-shot lead at Players Championship

By Doug Ferguson PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Kevin Na didn’t feel comfortable about anything Saturday except his name atop the leaderboard at The Players Championship. Na rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for one of only three rounds without a bogey on a tough day at the TPC Sawgrass. It […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Brown: California facing $16 billion shortfall

By Judy Lin SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s budget deficit has swelled to a projected $16 billion — much larger than had been predicted just months ago — and will force severe cuts to schools and public safety if voters fail to approve tax increases in November, Gov. Jerry Brown said Saturday. The Democratic governor said […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

UC Berkeley police end admin building protest

BERKELEY (AP) — A Friday afternoon protest at the main administration building at UC Berkeley came to an end after police removed protesters from the building. The San Francisco Chronicle reported  that after a rally outside Sproul Hall around 3:30 p.m., about 25 protesters marched into the building and took over the undergraduate admissions office. Members of the group say they […]

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Kidnap-slaying suspect kills himself; two girls OK

GUNTOWN, Miss. (AP) — A man wanted by the FBI for killing a mother and daughter and kidnapping two other girls shot himself to death as officers closed in, but the two children were rescued without injuries and released from a hospital Friday. Authorities who tracked Adam Mayes to a wooded area Thursday evening said […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bank stocks hurt after surprise $2B JPMorgan loss

Bank stocks were hammered in Britain and the United States on Friday, partly because of fear that a surprise $2 billion trading loss by JPMorgan Chase would lead to tougher regulation of financial institutions. In Britain, shares of Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland were down more than 2 percent. American banks were poised to […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bed Bath & Beyond to buy Cost Plus for $495 million

By Mae Anderson NEW YORK — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. said Wednesday that it agreed to buy smaller home goods retailer Cost Plus Inc. for about $495 million after getting promising results from a joint effort to put a specialty food department in some Bed Bath & Beyond stores. Cost Plus has a store in Davis, in […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Obama, backing gay marriage, on fundraising tour

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Vice President Joe Biden got “a little bit over his skis” in publicly embracing gay marriage, forcing Obama to speed up his own plans to announce his historic support for the right of same-sex couples to marry. “Would I have preferred to have done this in my own […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

University files suit over farm encampment

By Terry Collins SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California filed a lawsuit Wednesday against protesters occupying a patch of UC Berkeley property where they planted crops nearly two weeks ago. The suit filed in Alameda County Superior alleges that the group of 14 unnamed protesters conspired to cut locks, trespass and establish an illegal encampment. University officials are […]

Baseball roundup: Giants make critical mistakes in loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pinch-hitter Tony Gwynn Jr. hit a go-ahead three-run triple for the Dodgers off Tim Lincecum, one inning after San Francisco’s Nate Schierholtz ran into a critical out that helped kill a Giants rally in a 6-2 loss in Los Angeles. Jamey Wright (2-2) pitched two perfect innings for the Dodgers and […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Police barricade Occupy the Farm encampment

ALBANY (AP) — UC Berkeley police are barricading the site of an anti-development protest on university-owned property where protesters have planted an urban farm. The protest, known as Occupy the Farm, began nearly two weeks ago, but school officials set a deadline last weekend for demonstrators to vacate the property. UC spokesman Dan Mogulof says […]

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Postal Service will keep rural post offices open

WASHINGTON (AP) — The struggling U.S. Postal Service is trying to tamp down concern over its wide-scale cuts, saying it will seek to keep hundreds of rural post offices open with shorter hours. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe tells a news conference the new plan will save the mail agency half a billion dollars each year […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

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